DIY Water Table
Lucy has enjoyed having easy outdoor access while visiting her grandparents. Last week, we picked apples and this week, she is playing in water. I really wanted to buy her a water table, but that seemed silly for the limited amount of time we are in Florida. So I picked up a few simple things from Target to create one that would be super easy to put away once we left town. I bought three little bath toys: a floating turtle car, an octopus sprinkler stick, and the very best – a set of eight cups with different size holes in the bottom. The stacking cups also link together to form a caterpillar. Then I bought a plastic tub with a lid. I selected the 18 quart so that it would be deep enough for the octopus to float. If I hadn’t bought that toy, I would have opted for the 15 quart, so as to use less water. I didn’t manage to fill it up deep enough for the octopus anyway. But Lucy still had lots of fun getting soaked. I placed the container on a stool, but it was a little too high for her. So we made it a little shorter using a cardboard box and wine craft. So for less than $20, I made an inconspicuous water table. Chances are most people already have all of these items at home.
Several months ago, I tried to create a mini-water table in our bathroom. I strapped her in her Fisher Price booster chair and added about an inch of water to the deep tray. It was pretty amusing, but more water equals more fun.I secretly also wanted to buy a second bin for a matching sand box, but I decided not to make such a mess. Maybe I’ll save that for Grams’ house!